1. Do you enjoy cooking or would you rather go out to eat?
I cook every day. I’ve never been much of an outside eater. I’ve gone to a nice place on occasion but I’m honestly more comfortable at home and I love to whip of an old fav or some new concoction Joe was also a chef for many years … so if I’m not cooking he is. He does all the fancy stuff I don’t know how to.
2. If you enjoy cooking, do you have any specialties?
I make killer Southern Fried Chicken. I’ve been “trained” by my Italian sister-in-law and her sisters on proper Italian cooking. Right down to home made gnocchi. I also make a divine NY Style cheesecake that is much in demand for family events. I also love making candy. I whip up my little special batches mostly at Christmas but whenever there is a request put in. Here is one of my Cheesecakes smothered in berries and Grand Marnier Raspberry sauce.
3. It’s 2:00 in the afternoon. You want a snack. Do you go salty or sweet?
Salty … now if you said 9pm … sweet with a cup of tea… I love something sweet with a big mug of tea for night time TV viewing.
4. What is your junk food guilty pleasure?
Chips … they have to be ridges and plain. And I can only buy one bag at a time because if I don’t it’s dangerous
5. Cooking shows . . . love ‘em or pass?
Used to love them. I was/am a huge fan of Julia Child. I have seen all her cooking shows over and over and still get thrilled when I can find them. I grew up watching her,Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet) He was a really funny guy I was pretty happy watching any PBS cooking show like Great Chef’s and A Moveable Feast. I could watch them over and over. I also loved Barefoot Contessa, Good Eats, Bitchin’ Kitchen, Martha Stewart’s Cooking show, anything from Nigella Lawson, The Two Fat Ladies, and anything by Anthony Bourdain. RIP
I’m not much into them anymore. They’ve all become so “game show” and in your face that they annoy me quickly. I will say I have found a few YouTubers that I love watching cook. Some old Grandma types and folks who just love to cook